NBC News Hires Ed Rendell

ed rendellEd Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania, has been hired as a political analyst for NBC News and sister station MSNBC.

Rendell, already a frequent guest on NBC News broadcasts, will contribute to both NBC and MSNBC as the 2012 presidential race heats up, the network announced Tuesday.

From The Live Feed: Steve Capus, president of NBC News, said: “Governor Rendell has never been afraid to share his thoughtful analysis on national and local issues, and he couldn’t be a better fit for NBC News. His extensive experience serving the people of Pennsylvania gives him a unique perspective, and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”

“I’m excited about this new opportunity with NBC, because I believe our country faces critical challenges in the next two years,” added Rendell. “The ability to have my voice heard and create an impact on the political discourse is exciting to me and is an extension of my continued commitment to public life.”

Rendell served two terms as Pennsylvania’s governor from 2003 to 2011. He was general chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 Presidential election. He was mayor of Philadelphia from 1992 to 1999.

NBC says his analyst role begins immediately.

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